Step away from the ibuprofen. While your first instinct for treating a tension headache might be to grab the OTC pain meds, there’s actually a super-effective natural remedy that will have you feeling better in 15 seconds. You don’t even have to get out of your seat to do it.
How to get rid of a tension headache:
Step 1: Take a deep breath and close your eyes. Give yourself a double chin by lowering your head toward your chest, but keeping your neck straight.
Step 2: Interlace your hands at the crown of your head and gently press down, keeping your chin tucked. You should feel a slight stretch at the base of your skull, along your neck and in your upper back.